Mark Pendergast: Owner and Founder

Mark founded Salmon Falls Nursery & Landscaping in 1978 with a degree in turf management and a passion for landscaping. Through the years, Mark’s commitment to customer service has made Salmon Falls a highly respected business in the community. As a past president of the Board for the Maine Landscape and Nursery Association, Mark is dedicated to best management practices in the Green Industry. Mark’s passion is the 200 acre nursery where he spends most of time now. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Karen, daughters, and grandchildren.


John Sheldon: Commercial Estimator

Raised in Maine, and with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Horticulture, John joined Salmon Falls immediately after graduating providing residential design and commercial estimates. Since then, he has focused on our Commercial Division, managing all bid work for commercial clients. As a project estimator, facilitator, and manager, John plays an important role at Salmon Falls. John is a resident of Berwick and enjoys hiking.

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Jason Meekins: General Manager

With an associate’s degree in Plant and Soil Technology, Jason joined the Salmon Falls team in 1997. Starting as a laborer and then crew foreman on residential properties, he is now our General Manager for the company. Jason holds numerous industry certifications. He is a Maine State First Class Landscape Arborist, and a MeLNA-Certified Sustainable Landscaper. He’s an ICPI-Certified Concrete Paver Installer and through the Maine Voluntary Contractor Certificate Program is certified in Erosion and Sediment Control BMP. Salmon Falls’ operations run smoothly with the help of Jason’s knowledge and interpersonal people skills. Jason lives in Sanford with his family and many dogs. In his spare time, he enjoys the great outdoors, spending time with his family and hiking as many mountains as he can squeeze in.

Shawn Kelly: Operations Manager

While working as a trained chef at Berwick Academy, Shawn also worked on the mowing crew, a side job which eventually inspired him to make a career change. In 2009, Shawn was hired as the Foreman of the mowing crew at Salmon Falls. With his impeccable eye for detail, Shawn was quickly promoted to Project Manager. He now heads Salmon Falls as our Operations Manager, managing schedules, projects, and ensuring top quality for both the residential and commercial divisions. Shawn lives in South Berwick, and is an avid hunter and fisherman.


Myles Johnson: Maintenance Account Manager/ Operations Manager

Myles grew up in Middleton, NH. He started his career in retail, working his way up to management, running inside and outside lawn & garden for Lowes. Having a passion for helping people and the outdoors, he made a career change and began to pursue landscaping. Myles worked as a foreman and ran various landscape crews. Always looking for something more, Myles started his own landscape business in 2019. Looking for new challenge Myles decided to take an account manager position for Salmon Falls in the Maintenance Division. Myles is a great asset with his background in management and landscaping. Myles currently resides in Rochester, NH. In his spare time, he likes spending time with family.